On the Monday I read Deb’s post and quickly decided I didn’t need to blog about making decisions that week. All week that decision haunted me and many times I nearly did a quick blog to explain why I hadn’t blogged. I really didn’t feel I needed to!
I think what happened though is I was finding it hard to fight a routine I have set up for myself over the last 17 weeks. I still commented on blogs as I found time and read some really moving blogs this week on the decision topic which made my heart break. There were some real moments of clarity and ‘big picture’ ideas that made me realise I am doing great and I have something to offer others!
P – R – O – C – R – A – S – T – I – N – A – T - I – O – N
I’m a physical procrastinator! You know the type. I either do tons of housework to avoid bookwork, sit at the computer chatting away to avoid housework (especially if your back it turned). And I think the biggest problem is I work best under pressure. At school I would study the night before an exam, at uni pull all nighters (with a small child still to look after) to hand in a great assignment, now I clean because you know someone is actually coming!
Lately I have been procrastinating mainly about little things. Becoming a blogger (love calling myself that…..mother, housewife and blogger….) I had been avoiding housework to get on the computer early because being in WA we can miss the cool stuff going on over east. But this last week I have been trying a new tactic. I try and blog late at night – then it might be the first thing people from the East read and then while I have a cup of tea in bed in the morning I did a quick check of the ‘news’ on my phone or the kids Ipad. Then I try to stay away from the computer until after 9am. I feel like I’m keeping up and not putting things off until they don’t get done at all.
The other things I procrastinate about are the things where I worry about what other people will think. Today I have typed up a short note about uniforms (I am the uniform lady at our very small school). I have just taken this role on and I’m going to do order for the first time. How ridiculous is it that I feel this way. I know everyone, we have a new student who needs uniforms! But I have given myself a deadline – tomorrow. Gives me a chance to still procrastinate a little but also get the job done!
What has also worked for me over the last few weeks is my list making. Making a list of the top things I NEED to get completed. Keeping the notebook on the bench has worked well. I also have been tying it back to my goals – especially about having a tidy home, it makes me feel happier when it is so that knowing the end feeling makes it easier not to procrastinate!
How did you go with this weeks task. Are you a physical procrastinator or are you one that actually pretends to forget all together so as to avoid something?